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10 Days Guizhou & Guilin Discovery Tour

Guiyang / Kaili / Rongjiang / Zhaoxing / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng / Guilin

  • Chejiang Dong people's village
  • Yangshuo Yulong River Landscape
  • Family Cycling in Yangshuo
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  • Chejiang Dong people's village
  • Family Cycling in Yangshuo
  • Yangshuo Yulong River Landscape
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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    Our private tour features:
  1. Affordable & worry free;
  2. Just you or your group;
  3. 1-to-1 travel consultant within 0.5~23.5 hrs;
  4. Flexible departure & itinerary;
  5. Private guide & vehicle;
  6. Customizable to your needs & interests;
  7. All inclusive service;
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Departure:
Any day you want
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Tour Code:
CD-GGT-10
Features:
From Guizhou to Guilin, through the ancient Miao villages to the peaceful Yangshuo county...this tour offers you an off the beaten path route to explore the real life of the local ethnic minorities, appreciate the marvelous Karst landscapes and enjoy a leisurely life in the rural villages.

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Trip at a Glance

  • Day 1-2: Guiyang
  • Huangguoshu Waterfall
    Tianlong Tunbao Village

  • Day 3: Kaili
  • Qingman Village, Shiqiao Miao Village

  • Day 4: Rongjiang
  • Datang Short Skirt Miao Village
    Chejiang Dong People's Village

  • Day 5: Zhaoxing
  • Basha Miao Village

  • Day 6: Zhaoxing - Train to Guilin
  • Tang'an Dong Village

  • Day 7: Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Li River Cruise

  • Day 8 Yangshuo to Longsheng
  • Yangshuo Countryside

  • Day 9 Longsheng to Guilin
  • Longji Rice Terrace

  • Day 10 Guilin Departure
  • Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave

Itinerary Details Day by Day

Day 1 Guiyang Arrival

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Welcome to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province.

Your local guide will meet you at the airport and pick you up to your hotel in a private vehicle.

The rest of today is yours to explore this city on your own.

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Day 2 Huangguoshu Waterfall (B,L)

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After breakfast, drive about 2.5 hours to Anshun for today’s trip to Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is the largest waterfall in Asia with 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. You will appreciate different views of the waterfall, especially go behind the waterfall and see how water starts dropping and touch the waterfall.

After lunch, you will visit the Tunbao Village in Tianlong. The culture of Tunbao (Tun Bu) is unique and traditional, such as the special traditional clothes, which are designed respectively from head to foot, and Di Xi, a kind of drama that performers should wear masks and hold the stage property for performing. 

After today’s tour, drive back to Guiyang city.

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Day 3 Guiyang to Kaili (B,L,D)

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After breakfast, you will take a two and a half hours’ drive to Kaili, the capital city of the Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Southeast Guizhou.

Upon your arriving, first visit Kaili Ethnic Minority Museum, where you can get a general idea of the Miao and the Dong in this region.

Then visit Qingman Village, where the women wear a kind of traditional long-skirt. In a local household, you may see the traditional way of dying cotton material.

The last stop of today is Shiqiao Miao Village, where you will not experience the Miao’s culture, but also see the traditional way of making paper from the bark of mulberry tree.

After tour, driven back to Kaili.

Shiqiao Miao Village
Day 4 Kaili to Rongjiang (B,L,D)

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Today, drive to Rongjiang from Kaili. On the way, visit Jidao Miao Village, where you can see the traditional way of spinning and weaving.

Then move on to Datang short skirt miao village, at the foot of Leigong Mountain, where you can appreciate the traditional Miao women's short skirt and their waterproof granaries.

Today’s last stop is Chejiang Dong people's village, one of the largest Dong villages in China. You will see the big Banyan tree in the village with 300 years history, and appreciate a special ethnic culture of the Dong people there.  

Chejiang Dong people's village
Day 5 Rongjiang to Zhaoxing (B,L,D)

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After breakfast, you will be escorted to Zhaoxing Dong Village, one of the largest Dong village in China.

On the way, first visit the Basha Miao Village, where one of the oldest Miao groups in Guizhou have been living for thousand years. You can see the locals still live in their wooden houses, practicing centuries-long custom and have their own unique belief.

Upon arriving in Zhaoxing Dong Village, you will visit the ancient Drum Towers, the largest one in China, and wind-and-rain Bridge. At night, you can also enjoy the traditional singing and dancing performance of Dong people.

Basha Miao Village
Day 6 Zhaoxing & High Speed Train to Guilin (B,L)

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In the morning, visit Tang'an Dong Village, which was built on a steep mountain. You will appreciate the marvelous view of terraced paddy fields.

After tour in Dong Village, you’ll be taken to CongjianRailway Station to take a high speed bullet train to Guilin. After about 1 hour's fast train ride, you will get to the most scenic city in China - Guilin. Upon your arrival at Guilin West Railway Station, be met by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in Guilin downtown. Have a good rest to recover from the week-long trip.

Tang'an Dong Village
Day 7Guilin Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (B, L)

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As the declaration in Chinese textbook "Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven", today you will explore this best landscape starting with a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Town. Along the 84-kilometer cruise, dazzling scenery overwhelms your eyes like a vast endless Chinese painting of winding river, green limestone karst mountains, fascinating countryside views.

After about 4 hours’ cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and check in your hotel. Take a short break, throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere. Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the mirror-like river, with farmers cultivate the soil with their water buffalos.

This evening is for you to walk leisurely on the ancient West Street to witness how the western culture and Chinese culture perfectly and peacefully coexist here. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of drink in bar, taste some local food, or just experience the relaxing atmosphere, you get it here.

Optional activity: experience the splendid evening performance Impression Liu Sanjie (19:45~20:45 or 21:20~22:20) with Li River itself as the stage, directed by famous director – Zhang Yimou.

Beautiful West StreetPicturesque Li River
Day 8 Yangshuo to Longsheng (B, L, D)

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In the morning, you’ll drive about 150 km (about 4 hours) to witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China - Longji Terraces in Longsheng County. There are several featured ethnic villages located along the road of which most famous is the Huanglong Village whose women often wash their long hairs (over 1.5 meters) in the river.

You will arrive at Pingan Village and check in. After some rest, start to explore the breathtaking views of terraces. From Pingan, you can hike on the cobbled paths built among terraces to catch the best landscape. Climb up to the great lookouts at Seven Stars with Moon and Nine Dragons and Five Tigers from which you can get superlative views of terraces and villages. Hike half day around, then back to Pingan for dinner and accommodation. 

Beautiful Longji Rice Terrace
Day 9 Longsheng to Guilin(B,L,D)

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When you waking up in the fresh air of peaceful morning, you may forget where you are. You can go to watch the magnificent sunrise from a great location on the terraces. The rest time of this morning is free on your own to have fun - you can take some leisure walking around and experience local ethnic culture in the villages, or, make fully use of the wonderful chance in such a perfect place to take some beautiful photographs.

Lastly, drive back to Guilin City. 

Sunrise in Longji Rice Terrace
Day 10 Guilin Departure (B)

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After breakfast, transfer back to Guilin in a comfortable vehicle (1.5~2hrs). Then make a visit to the symbol of Guilin landscape - Elephant Trunk Hill. A giant rock hill vividly shapes like an elephant which is drinking water. Besides, there are many historical sites here for you to explore, such as stone carving, Buddhist temple, relic exhibition, etc. Then, drive about 7 kilometers to next attraction - Reed Flute Cave, a majestic underground palace with sparkling different colors. The magical Mother Nature condenses millions years of natural efforts to form the incredible stalactite, stalagmite, stone shield and stone waterfall of different sizes and shapes.

Lastly, your tour guide will take you to airport to catch flight to next destination. Tour ends.

Elephant trunk Hill

This trip is from Per Person

What's included?

  • Transportation as listed;
  • All attraction entrance fees as listed;
  • All meals as listed;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Accommodations as listed;
  • Domestic flights or high-speed train as listed;
  • Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels;
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges;
  • Private escorted tour only for your group members.

What's excluded?

  • China Entry Visa Fees;
  • Personal expenses;
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China;
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Single Room Supplement.

Practical Info about Traveling with Us

Restaurant & Food

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

Note: If you have any special dietary needs, just let your travel consultant know while booking.

Vegetarian food Requirement

Vegetarian food in Chinese cuisine culture is usually divided into 3 categories: the Monastery Vegetarian Food, the Court Vegetarian Food and the Folk Vegetarian Food. And the main ingredients are: soybean, taro powder, mushrooms, fresh vegetables and tofu (bean curd). It will be easier to find the vegetarian restaurants in big cities of china, such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, HK, etc.

If allergic to some food

We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.

Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?

The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the meal when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not understand English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.

Will we be able to try some local foods during our visit?

Yes, you will. There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants, if you are interested in local food tasting. But remember, some local snacks may not match your stomach, so ask your guided for more information before eating.

Vehicles

We offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV), and different types of buses. Different vehicles will be used according to different group size.

Shopping

What to buy in China?

In China, there are myriads of souvenirs for visitors, and each city has its own specialty.

Some of the best buys are:

  • Beijing: Cloisonné; Fresh water pearls
  • Xi'an: Replicas of the Terra Cotta soldiers; Tangsancai (Tang Dynasty hand painted China); Antique Furniture
  • Shanghai: Silk carpets
  • Hangzhou: Longjing Tea; Silk
  • Suzhou: Silk
  • Guilin: Scroll paintings; China Southern Sea Pearls
  • Yunnan: Mounted Butterflies; Pure tea; Dali Batik (tie-dyed fabric)
  • Xinjiang: Carpets; jade articles
  • Tibet: Thang-ka(tanka)(Sheep skin wall hangings)

How to bargain?

Bargains are not acceptable in big supermarkets and department stores. But in some night markets or tourist shops, you can bargain for a lower price, since the vendors always ask for very high price for a certain item. You’d better ask the opinion of the guide first, and then the guide will tell you the real value and quality of the item. Please note that when the bargain is processing, the guide will be hesitate to help as it may annoy the bosses. Just try to let the guides know you will bargain in advance.

What to do with persistent vendors?

If you do not need something from them, just do not ask for price. Some of the venders are very persisted, and if they keep selling things to you, you can simply say “No, thanks.” (Chinese pronunciation: ”Bu, XieXie”). If they do not give up, you just keep silence. Silence is sometimes useful to handle this situation.

More Tips for free-time shopping

  • 1. If you think you have no desire or interest, you do not feel embarrassed to let our guide know DIRECTLY (since some of our guides are enthusiastic in taking you shopping)
  • 2. Better to choose the shops run by the state when buying expensive articles.
  • 3. Do not shop everything in one city, because every place has its unique local products which worth buying.
  • 4. Do not feel obligate to buy anything only because the shop attendants are very kind to you.
  • 5. Be smart consumers. Do not spend big money on things you are not familiar with. Do ask for shop guarantee, contacts and certificates when purchasing big items like antiques, jade, arts pieces.
  • 6. Leave plenty of time for transactions. When you see something you like - buy it. Usually, you would not find it elsewhere and you would not have time to go back.
  • 7. Always verify the date of antiques before you purchase them. Antiques dated before 1795 cannot legally be exported.
  • 8. Articles made from rare wild animals are contraband and will be confiscated by customs without compensation.

Private tour & Group Tour

A: Private tours

  • 1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
  • 2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc. All are free of charge.
  • 3. Start the tour on any date you want.
  • 4. Escort you through the whole tour. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.
  • 5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.
  • 6. Ideal for people who need considerate care and assistance, such as elderly, the disabled, families with small children.

B: Group tours

  • 1. Low Price;
  • 2. Share a guide and driver;
  • 3. Share a clean, safe and air-conditioned vehicle;
  • 4. Good chance for you to meet and make friends from all over the world;
  • 5. Tour date is fixed and unchangeable.

Emergency calls

Call your guide, or if you can’t find your guide, call your travel consultant or our office immediately. All the phone numbers include in our confirmation letter. Keep the letter with your during your trip.

Note: As our Beijing office is using the different guide arranging system, so we will not be able to provide the Beijing guide information until the day before you arrival, but once we have it, we will email you immediately.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hello Lyn !

I returned to Canada just yesterday after a wonderful 3 week journey through China and Mongolia.

I must say that the highlight of the whole trip was the 4-day-3-night cruise down the Yangtze !  The 'Century Sun' is a very modern cruise ship that provides an excellent level of service and comfort for a relatively modest cost.  There was a good mix of western travelers, tour groups and Chinese passengers on board the ship so it was also a very good 'multi-cultural' travel experience as well.  All the officers and crew on the ship worked very hard to make sure that every passenger enjoyed their 4 days on the Yangtse: the cabins were extremely comfortable and well appointed, the ship was kept spotlessly clean, the buffet meals were really exceptional and the shore excursions and side-trips only added to the overall excellence of the cruise.  It was an outstanding travel experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending you, Tibet Discovery or Yangtse-River-Cruises to anyone.

It was unfortunate that my original plan to travel to Tibet had to be cancelled but the cruise down the Yangtse more than made up for that initial disappointment. 

I would like to record my appreciation for the very efficient and professional manner in which (you) have handled all aspects of my booking and ticketing.  You are a fine ambassador for your company and deserve every credit for providing a first-class level of service and complete customer satisfaction.  I am very grateful. 

With all good wishes

Keith

Keith‚ , November 9, 2017

Dear Vivien,

Thank you for your email.

We had the most wonderful time on board Century Sky, in fact it was my favourite part of our tour. Everything about the cruise was just brilliant and the cruise staff were superb.

However, I must also thank you for helping me arrange the cruise and all the extra information you gave us before travelling to China. It was a little daunting planning the trip ourselves but with your help made it so much easier and for that we can’t thank you enough.

With kind regards,

Sarah

 

Sarah‚ , November 9, 2017

Hi Lyn,

The tour went very well but I am still in China.  (Visiting my son in Guangzhou). We will be going to Guilin for four days and I might not be able to use my gmail account.  I would prefer to go through pictures after I get home anyway.  All our guides were very good and I could only say good things about all of them. 

I will forward pictures in about two weeks.

Thanks.

Diana

Diana‚ , November 9, 2017
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